Whatever the cost this seems to me the first intelligent (cine lens) zoom lens Ive seen
It seems to be alsmost managable hand held due to the low weight and has a range to do a wide and a decent cutaway/tight shot
A lens like a 14-60 seems less desirable to me as it is lacking at the longer end
I speak from the perspecive of my typcial sequence which is introduce with a wide, then move to MCU and CU shots
The intention would be to enjoy the time savings and brain clarity experienced in never removing it from your A camera.. ever
If one has to remove the lens at all you are back to matte box hell and might as well use some primes which is whay a 14.5 -60 has no appeal to me.. IMO
I wonder what the shoot/day cost of ownership over five years would be.. certainly less than my $8g 400 2.8 which get used once a month.. maybe
Even that lens is not that costly considering Ive had it since 1998..